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Nathaniel R.

Somerville, MA

$70/hour

Harvard grad & published writer

In-person lessons

$70/Hour


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Harvard (Government)

About Nathaniel

I've tutored all ages, all subjects, and in several different capacities, but it's always been an amazing experience. In high school, I tutored younger students through the Wayland High School Academic Center. In college, I tutored my peers in classes that we shared through Harvard's Bureau of Study Counsel. I served as an evaluation panelist for The Harvard Crimson, helping students who were trying out for the student newspaper brainstorm topics for articles and shepherding their drafts through multiple rounds of edits. I live for the "breakthrough" moment, and I stick with my tutees until they reach it. I consider tutoring as a mentorship, and I keep tabs on when my pupils have succeeded—for example, at getting into their dream colleges in high school, or getting their articles published on the front page of The Crimson.

For my career, I've worked on political campaigns, for a travel guide, at consulting firms, and even for the Boston Red Sox. I've applied my interest in mentoring people at these jobs as well, where I've hired, trained, and nurtured several intern classes. Today, I'm a self-employed writer who has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Grantland, and I tutor on the side to pay the bills. Since this is my livelihood now, you can be assured I take it seriously.

I was a straight-A math student in high school and college. I received a 790 on the SAT math section and a perfect 170 on the GRE math section.

I took Latin for eight years, starting from middle school on through college. I minored in the Classics and received multiple perfect scores on the National Latin Exam.

I took French for five years, starting from high school on through college. I was selected to help tutor my French classmates who had even more years of experience with the language.

I have been a professional writer and editor for 10 years. A native English speaker, I have an obsessive eye for detail and a mastery of AP, Chicago, and several in-house styles. I have written the in-house style guides at three publications, including Let's Go Travel Guides, where I worked as managing editor and executive editor. Our publisher commented that the books I edited there were the cleanest they had ever seen.

I am happy to provide more information about my background or qualifications, and I look forward to getting to know you!
I've tutored all ages, all subjects, and in several different capacities, but it's always been an amazing experience. In high school, I tutored younger students through the Wayland High School Academic Center. In college, I tutored my peers in classes that we shared through Harvard's Bureau of Study Counsel. I served as an evaluation panelist for Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Somerville, MA 02143
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, SAT Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Latin
History:
American History, Classics,
Geography, Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Classics

I took Latin for eight years between middle school, high school, and college. I finished college with a minor in the Classics. I have read, in the original Latin, works by Vergil, Catullus, Horace, Petronius, and more, and I am deeply familiar with Roman history, culture, and mythology.

Harvard
Government

Education

Harvard (Government)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nathaniel will travel within 5 miles of Somerville, MA 02143.